Basic Biographical Details

Name: George Edward Foote
Designation: Architect
Born: 30 December 1916
Died: 26 November 1991
Bio Notes: George Edward Foote was born on 30 December 1916, the son of the architect Alexander Allan Foote and his wife Sarah Ellen Finlay Wilson. In 1934 he started the diploma course at Edinburgh College of Art, being awarded the Intermediate Certificate in 1937. Between 1937 and 1938 he gained office experience with HM Office of Works, New Works Department, under Sir James Grey West. He spent the summer vacation of 1936 in the Cotswolds and was awarded vacation scholarships in 1936 and 1939 enabling him to continue his study in the Cotswolds and Somerset and to visit France. He passed the School of Architecture's exams in June 1940 and was elected ARIBA on 15 October of that year. His proposers were Alexander Alan Foote, George D Macniven and Frank Charles Mears. He was also a member of the Edinburgh Architectural Association in 1939-40.

The elder Foote resumed practice at 9 York Place, Edinburgh after the Second World War in April 1945, and on 1 March 1946 took his son into partnership as Alex Allan Foote & Son. The practice moved to 3 Grosvenor Gardens in 1966. Alexander Allan Foote died in 1969 and George Edward Foote on 26 November 1991 at the Royal Infirmary in Edinburgh, the practice having closed in 1982. Foote was survived by his wife, Joy Mary Francis Everett and at least one son.

Private and Business Addresses

The following private or business addresses are associated with this architect:
 AddressTypeDate fromDate toNotes
Item 1 of 413, Old Farm Road, Edinburgh, ScotlandPrivate 1980s 
Item 2 of 419, South Lauder Road, Edinburgh, ScotlandPrivate1939 *1940 
Item 3 of 49, York Place, Edinburgh, ScotlandBusiness19461966 
Item 4 of 43, Grosvenor Gardens, Edinburgh, ScotlandBusiness19661982 

* earliest date known from documented sources.

Employment and Training


The following individuals or organisations employed or trained this architect (click on an item to view details):
 NameDate fromDate toPositionNotes
Item 1 of 2H M Office of Works (later Ministry of Works, Department of the Environment and Property Services Agency)19371938 role unclear; working under Sir James Grey West
Item 2 of 2Alexander Allan Foote & Son1 March 19461982Partner 


RIBA Proposers

The following individuals proposed this architect for RIBA membership (click on an item to view details):
 NameDate proposedNotes
Item 1 of 3Alexander Allan Foote15 October 1940For Associateship
Item 2 of 3George Donaldson Macniven15 October 1940For Associateship
Item 3 of 3(Sir) Frank Charles Mears15 October 1940For Associateship

Buildings and Designs

This architect was involved with the following buildings or structures from the date specified (click on an item to view details):
 Date startedBuilding nameTown, district or villageIslandCity or countyCountryNotes
Item 1 of 161946Bonniefield (Bonniefield) LodgeBarnton EdinburghScotland 
Item 2 of 16195316 Forth Street  EdinburghScotland 
Item 3 of 161954Whinhill School  EdinburghScotland 
Item 4 of 161955Phoenix CinemaKirkwallMainlandOrkneyScotland 
Item 5 of 161957Bell's Brae Primary SchoolLerwickMainlandShetlandScotland 
Item 6 of 161958Dean Street UP Church  EdinburghScotlandConversion from Baptist to UP Church
Item 7 of 161958Post Office and shop  EdinburghScotland 
Item 8 of 1619591-5 Kirk RoadDalserf LanarkshireScotlandRestoration, including slating of roofs
Item 9 of 16Late 1950s or early 1960sDean Park House  EdinburghScotlandAlterations
Item 10 of 16Late 1950s or early 1960sGeorge Watson's Athletic Club pavilionMyreside EdinburghScotlandAllterations
Item 11 of 16Late 1950s or early 1960sHousing, Wester LangleeGalashiels SelkirkshireScotland 
Item 12 of 16Late 1950s or early 1960sPowderhall Stadium  EdinburghScotlandAllterations? New stadium?
Item 13 of 16Late 1950s or early 1960sSports PavilionInverleith EdinburghScotlandAterations
Item 14 of 161964Langlee Community CentreGalashiels SelkirkshireScotland 
Item 15 of 161978Islandadd Road Bridge, BellanochKilmartin ArgyllScotland 
Item 16 of 16197923 Well CourtDean EdinburghScotlandAlterations


Bibliographic References

The following books contain references to this architect:
Item 1 of 2RIBA1939The RIBA Kalendar 1939-1940 London: Royal Institute of British Architects 
Item 2 of 2RIBA1950The RIBA Kalendar 1950-1951 London: Royal Institute of British Architects 

Archive References

The following archives hold material relating to this architect:
 SourceArchive NameSource Catalogue No.Notes
Item 1 of 3H M Register HouseDeath Register  
Item 2 of 3RIAS, Rutland SquareRecords of membership  
Item 3 of 3RIBA Archive, Victoria & Albert MuseumRIBA Nomination Papers A no7661 (combined box 196)